Holistic livestock parents seek natural ways to soothe their horses’ ailments.
Depressed or anxious horses need care the same way a physically ill horse would.
How do you know your horse is anxious?
How do veterinarians treat horse anxiety holistically?
Horse Anxiety Symptoms
Anxious horses exhibit the following symptoms:
- Shaking and trembling
- Stall walking
- Eye rolling
- Backing into corners
How a TCVM Vet Diagnoses Horse Anxiety
Your TCVM will look for different symptoms than a traditional vet.
For example, a TCVM vet will specifically check for:
- Thin, fast pulse
- Red, dry tongue
- Restlessness or nervousness
Your TCVM vet may recommend Shen Calmer.
We need to take care of horses’ emotional well being as much as their physical health.
How Shen Calmer Soothes Anxious Horses
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine principles, stress causes stagnation of Liver Qi.
Liver Qi stagnation eventually becomes fire, consuming Heart Yin and disturbing Shen (spirit).
Disturbed Shen results in anxiety and restlessness.
TCVM practitioners soothe disturbed Shen by nourishing Heart Yin and cooling Fire.
The herbal remedy Shen Calmer heals anxious horses by:
- Calming Shen
- Nourishing Blood and Heart Yin
- Soothing Liver Qi
Note: Information on this site is provided for educational purposes only and is not meant to substitute the advice provided by your own veterinarian.